Four Individuals suspected to be members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra
(IPOB) have been apprehended in Aba Market by Nigerian soldiers for selling a banned
The suspected IPOB members were picked up by the Nigerian army under the “Exercise
Atilogwu Udo 1’’ which is ongoing in the Southeastern states and Cross River.
The Deputy Director, Public Relations of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col. Aliyu
Yusuf said on Tuesday in Enugu, the four vendors were arrested by troops of sector 2 in
Abia State on November 19.
He gave the names of the vendors as Martins Ogwuchukwu, Chineme Obiechifula,
Sunday Elom, and Innocent Mike.
Col. Aliyu Yusuf did not particularly indicate the name of the newspaper, but he said
they have been handed over to the appropriate security agency for further action.
He also added that the military exercise has nabbed 86 high profile criminals since it
began on 1 November.